Welcome to BACD's News. Here we will share relevant content for your business including: updates regarding BACD and other entrepreneurial programs, how-to's, entrepreneurial news and more! Sign up for our newsletter for more content!

What Social Media Platform is the Best for Business?

August 28, 2015

Written by Jill Kennedy of That’s the Idea New business owners often ask what social media channel trumps all. The short answer: there is not one. The longer answer: Your business and my business and someone else’s business may gain the most presence from different channels. You should discern what channel is best for your…

Read More

5 Steps to Seriously Improve Your Networking Skills

August 5, 2015

We are deep into the dog days of summer.  Out of office notifications, charity golf tournaments, and outdoor festivals dominate the small business market.  This means that you need to capitalize on any opportunities available.  How do you do that?  Simple.  The following article, courtesy of the always resourceful, has a great read about…

Read More

Link Love!

July 15, 2015

While browsing over the last few weeks, I came across some really good resources for you to get stuck into!  I was talking yesterday during our Business Basics Operations Workshop and one of the key points of success as the business owner is to focus on your skills and knowledge by working on the business as…

Read More

What the Color of Your Logo Says About Your Company

July 6, 2015

The saying goes “a picture is worth a thousand words”; what does your logo say about your business? It takes not only a talented designer to create an image, but a savvy marketer to ensure your logo makes sense for your business. This article and awesome infographic will help you determine one of the most…

Read More

List of Free Marketing Tools

May 20, 2015

I found Flora Pang’s blog Startup Marketing Strategies & Best Practices a very useful website with great content and a fellow Canadian!.  Flora has a great list of Free Marketing Tools that you’ve got to check out. The tools are excellent and they cover: [checklist type=”eg. checked, dotted, arrowed” margin_bottom=”no”] Search Engine Optimization Tools – includes keyword…

Read More

10 Red Flags that will get you Audited

April 21, 2015

Susan Ward from Small Business Info has an informative article on the 10 Red Flags  that will get the attention of CRA.  These are great tips for entrepreneurs and business owners to follow.  It is so important to not get flagged by the CRA. If you follow these practises you can have peace of mind…

Read More

Easier Than Ever to Start Your Own Business

March 18, 2015

Excellent article on the state of entrepreneurship and for young entrepreneurs from the Financial Post article today.. Today with the advance in technology it really is easy and fairly cheap to start your own business from anywhere.  BACD deals with many clients who run their businesses from their homes and meet clients at their local…

Read More

How To Come Up With 50 Content Ideas in 30 Minutes or Less

March 9, 2015

I saw this great post by Kim Garst of Boom Social and I don’t know about you but finding content that is good and shareable for our business and for our clients is often a big challenge.  I loved how easy and step by step her suggestions were.  Today we cannot avoid social media – if…

Read More

Business success is not an accident…and it starts with ‘clarity’:

February 26, 2015

Success in business is not an accident. It starts with being clear about where you are now, where you need to improve in every aspect of your operation…and how you’ll fix what needs fixing. In today’s hyper-competitive business environment we need to be world-class in everything we do. Mediocrity is no longer an option. Whatever…

Read More

We are spoilt for choice!

January 26, 2015

  One of my favourite things in life is to learn, read and to consume information related to business improvement, start ups, technology, self development and marketing/sales. It helps me to learn what’s new and exciting as well as to share with our clients so that they can have that information too. Today, with the…

Read More

Guest Article: How to Reach Clients & Start Conversations

November 14, 2014

Excellent article from Liz Truong from DT Media on how of successfully reach and connect with clients on social media. Everyone knows that the power of digital marketing can successfully get you clients. The question is: how can you help the company you work for do the same? And can you actually get the results you want?…

Read More

3 Gmail tricks that can save you hours every week

August 20, 2014

Vik Singh is CEO and co-founder of Infer, a provider of data-powered business applications. It’s totally unbearable and massively inefficient to process countless emails every day. And yet, to have any chance of success in today’s information world, you must communicate via email. As you succeed, you become more networked, and more dependent on others to achieve…

Read More

5 Questions to Determine If You're Ready to Be an Entrepreneur

August 20, 2014

The only difference between people who want to be entrepreneurs and the ones who actually are is the work and the risk of getting started. If you feel like you want to be an entrepreneur but aren’t certain if you’re ready yet, here are five questions to help you determine your capabilities. 1. How comfortable…

Read More

Creating an Editorial Calendar

August 18, 2014

I came across this article on Editorial Calendars by Arianne Griffiths on her blog All Up in Your Pixel and another article on Creating an Editorial Calendar by Snap Creativity.  They offer excellent advice and tips.  Calendars/Plans give you an easy way to be organized and focused in your marketing efforts. An editorial calendar is…

Read More

Dog Days of Summer….5 Simple Acts to Take Right Now

July 30, 2014

The months of July and August can be slower ones for many small businesses in North America.  While we’ve got a thing or two to learn from some other cultures about taking a “real” holiday, many business owners and their clients take vacations and spend less time thinking about business during the summer months. You…

Read More

A 5 Step Internet Marketing Plan That's Affordable and Effective

July 30, 2014

  A planned, organized Internet marketing campaign with rotation through a variety of targeted sites, is not hard to coordinate, does not need to cost a great deal of money and can generate traffic and sales faster than Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and/or social media marketing efforts. It takes a bit of research and a…

Read More

Monster Minder

July 17, 2014

This month, BACD is proud to profile Beverley Horodnyk, Owner of Monster Minder, your local pet sitter and more! Bev is a retired Police Officer with a lifelong passion for animals of all kinds. She founded Monster Minder to pursue her love of animals and serve the needs of their busy owners in the Durham…

Read More